Five Smoke-free Ways to Enjoy the Summer

by | May 24, 2021

Staying busy and trying new things are both great ways to stay on track with your quit journey. Thankfully, summertime in Greater Cincinnati is packed with tons of great (and free) socially distanced events to take your mind off of your next cigarette. If you’re looking for new things to try, here are some of the summer activities we’re most looking forward to.  

Black Family Reunion  

The Black Family Reunion is a three-day event that brings people, businesses and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black family. The weekend kicks off with a celebration at Fountain Square where you’ll find entertainment, food and more. They’re also hosting a speaker series, a parade and multiple concerts. The fun runs from August 20-22.   

Cincy Soul Fest 

Cincy Soul Fest is a two-day food festival celebrating Black-owned restaurants, caterers and food trucks in the tri-state area. This unique event also offers the chance to learn and experience African American culture through visual performance arts, cultural displays and demonstrations. Coordinated by leaders within Cincinnati, Cincy Soul Fest celebrates the Black experience by uniting the community and highlighting Black entrepreneurs. Check it out July 24-25.     

Outdoor Eats (all summer long) 

Great weather and great food are a perfect summer combination. A few of Quit Culture’s local favorite spots include Alabama Fish BarConscious KitchenK&J SeafoodMillie’s Place and C&M BBQ Grill. Most of these offer outdoor seating, or you can order to go and eat in one of the many local parks.  

ArtsWave Arts @ Parks 

Cincinnati has some of the best parks around, and ArtsWave uses them to host monthly concerts across the city. From dance to jazz, hip hop to theater—there’s something for everyone. Check out their schedule for upcoming events.   

Washington Park  

Speaking of parks, Washington Park hosts events and activities all summer long. Located in Over-the-Rhine and just down the block from the West End, some of this year’s free events include a Summer Cinema SeriesWorkout on the Green and Jazz in the Park.  

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